Hackney Council and London Metropolitan University have formed a new partnership to offer a range of programmes to improve employment opportunities for students across the borough.
The partnership is part of the Council’s long term response to the Coronavirus pandemic and its work to rebuild an inclusive economy to help residents into work during and after this difficult time.
By working together the two organisations will co-design solutions particularly among groups facing employment disadvantage by bringing high-quality education, training and paid work to the borough.
The Council has already begun to implement this approach with a new digital service, giving residents exposure to a variety of opportunities with some of Hackney’s most groundbreaking tech, digital and creative businesses; along with establishing a network of university partners alongside a cluster of Hackney-based institutions.
The partnership will facilitate links between the University and employers within Hackney, by creating meaningful introductions with Hackney school careers teams and building a strong link between London Met and the Council’s employment and skills programmes.